Now who is going to be the DC?

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  1. hardcorehusky

    hardcorehusky Randy's back and you're gonna be sorry!!

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    Is there a superstar DC or NFL DC that could be coming to Storrs? After bringing in Lashlee, the universe to choose seems a lot bigger!!
     
  2. sub legacy

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    I would think they make that announcement tomorrow. Hopefully it's another slam dunk.
     
  3. MattMang23

    MattMang23 Contrarian

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    I don't know, but Athletic Director Dave will probably tell Randy who he's hiring for that job, too.

    (OK, now I'm doing it intentionally.)
     
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  4. Chin Diesel

    Chin Diesel Power of Love

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    uconnphil2016 Spectacularly Insulated

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    At this rate it will probably be Bill Belichick
     
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  6. DoctorWho85

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    Or Eric Mangini
     
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  7. UConnSportsGuy

    UConnSportsGuy Addicted to all things UCONN!

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    Al Golden as DC would give Athletic Director Dave a true hat trick of successful hires!
     
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  8. metsfan2323

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    Mangenius come home to Hartford. That would be something.
     
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  9. RayIsTheGOAT

    RayIsTheGOAT I was once compared to a young Tragic Bronson

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    The call at least has to be made.
     
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  10. BlueDogs

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    That's Mangina to the rest of us...
     
  11. Confident Carl

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    It has to be!
     
  12. ShakyTheMohel

    ShakyTheMohel Is it 11:11 yet?

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    What are they doing? Why haven't they told us yet? It's obvious something is wrong....
     
  13. Jimmy Serrano

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    Given the connections it's wouldn't be outrageous if it were Tracy Claeys.
     
  14. coachcap

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    In a dream world, Lawrence Taylor, off field issues aside. Anticipation building for Benedict's announcement.
     
  15. jrazz12

    jrazz12 Get B1G

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    That's been my feeling as well, also given the timing here. I actually kind of expect it now. At the very least I think BG made a call to put him and Randy in a room together.
     
  16. freescooter

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    This guy Diaco was really good at Notre Dame and I hear he is available...
     
  17. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    this was my suggestion as well
     
  18. Confident Carl

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    Seems logical and highly possible!
     
  19. Hamms30

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    If it's Saban I'm all in on UConn in 2017!! :cool:
     
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  20. businesslawyer

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    I would be surprised. I just think it's too politically hot to make sense. Is the guy so outstanding that we need to risk legislative support for the University?
     
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  21. #BleedBlueFam

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    Taking into consideration our current financial situation (read: Diaco buyout), paying our OC $350K, and HCRE being a defensive guy, I think the DC will be less of a big splash and more of a bargain buy to fit the coaches' salary pool.
     
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  22. FDNY99

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    The Asst salary pool would allow for a similar paycheck to the DC as well.
     
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  23. Stinger92860

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    No need to call Claeys. He is toxic right now.
     
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  24. CTFootball

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    Like everyone else, I believe that if all goes well, Lashlee is the "heir apparent" when Randy retires. Unless, of course, he does really well and is scoffed up quickly by a major school.

    We seem to be in a "win now"/"bring the program back to immediate respectability" mode, rather than a 3 year build mode. Fortunately, UCONN's HC and OC hires may open the door up to additional candidates and we will not have to settle for a retread or unproven coach.
     
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  25. Jimmy Serrano

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    Sadly you might be right. But the guy is not Art Briles. What he did was more stupid than wrong.
     
  26. businesslawyer

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    I'm not judging him at all. The Title IX regs, in many ways, are outrageous, and I have a lot of sympathy for those being run over challenging them.

    But his actions could have been perfectly understandable and morally fine, and he could still be too politically "hot" for the hiring to make sense.
     
  27. CTMike

    CTMike Vanilla Cake > Fish Cake

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    Just win. Coaches leaving due to success would be a nice problem to have around here.
     
  28. Exit 4

    Exit 4 This space for rent

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    I'm expecting this DC hire to be someone on the FCS payscale to balance things out. And that guy at Army for Dline seemed intriguing.
     
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  29. ktuck911

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    I predict a guy who Edsall is really familiar with, since he's a defensive guy for the most part... Maybe from his coaching tree... somebody that shares similar philosophies on D.... anti-overly bending D....
     
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  30. #BleedBlueFam

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    So far we have hired 4/10 assistants and have $845K committed. We still need DC, ST, WR, OL, DL/DB (assuming DC is in charge of one or the other), and Strength. Using last year as a comp, those 6 positions took up roughly $1.4 of salary. That would put us about $200K over the pool.

    Now obviously the allocation of salary for each assistant is going to be different this year than it has in the past. But if you go out and spend $350K on a DC, you're going to have to sacrifice on OL, WR, and STs. I think that would be a mistake, especially given the fact that HCRE is a defense guy.

    Here's the break down so far and comp to 2016:
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